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NotThe1
02-14-2009, 05:29 AM
A recent binational poll commissioned by the Council of Canadians, found that the majority of Americans and Canadians oppose provisions found in Chapter 11 of NAFTA. The poll found that 70% believe that energy corporations should not be allowed to sue governments for changes to policy that protect the environment and promote the public interest. Over half of the complaints filed under Chapter 11 of the agreement, have challenged environmental policies. Past polls have indicated that the majority also reject the Security and Prosperity Partnership (SPP) and deeper integration into a North American Union. Continental integration is being achieved on many different levels and this includes through environmental commitments.

Chapter 11 of NAFTA grants foreign investors the right to sue member nations, if they feel that their profits have been restricted. Corporations have used this new power to challenge and even overturn labour, health and environmental laws. This new poll demonstrates that there is a desire for significant changes to be made to NAFTA. President Barack Obama has promised to renegotiate labour and environmental provisions under the agreement. Chapter 11 severely undermines our sovereignty. In many cases it is not being used to defend trade, but rather to challenge and override domestic laws.
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The Old Medic
02-28-2009, 03:19 PM
Wolves would undoubtedly oppose the imposition of sheep dogs, if you could poll them.

So what? I frankly would not give a damn about this if 100% of the people were against it.

Corporation have the right to sue, just like any individual does. Just because someone supports a so called environmental restriction does not mean that it is a good thing. There are extremist all all sides of these issues.

Just like the extremists that do not want any off shore oil drilling on the coastal shelf of tyhe US. They prefer to force us to purchase the majority of our oil from foreign countries, and so leave us at the mercy of people that may not suppor tus.

And the present Congress will likely go along with those extremists, and keep us from ever using our own oil reserves. They want to force us all into "green" cars, that nobody in their right mind wants to buy.